Mostly I connect these posts to this blog using "BlogThis".
Brian Solis has written the Predictive Web in which he he explores a number of interesting ideas and concepts.
This post links to another of his posts: The Golden Triangle which references the notions that are his and as he states belong to others:
brands - information - consumers
people - contextual relationships - technology
Fred Wilson identified the state of engagement, connectivity and interaction and
"The three current big megatrends in the web/tech sector are mobile, social, and real-time."
This graphic is Solis' particularly interesting of The Golden Triangle.
The Forrester graphic in this post The Future of the Social Web is also relevant.
Finally in 2010, The Evolution of Social Media and Business.
These factors are all relevant to education.
Worthwhile wondering if the thoughts are relevant if you strike out business and replace with education or learning.